I have a great job, but I now know that author Richard Nelson's job is a bit cooler - literally and figuratively. Recently Nelson sat on the icy ground at the Alaskan Beaufort Sea coast watching polar bears eat the remains of a whale.
The last few months have witnessed a flurry of debate in the scientific literature over the relative merits of using forests as carbon sinks to combat global warming. The broad-based consensus seems to be that, yes, trees can work - if planted in the
Given the Arctic ice caps' precipitous decline over the past year and bleak projected outlook, an "early warning" system may seem like too little, too late. The scientists heading up the Arctic Observing Network, whose aim it is to assess the changes
In a fascinating twist I certainly didn't expect, mother moose have been using the traffic around National Parks to shield their young from hungry grizzlies... In fact, the ten year study at Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park indicates that
The subject of Climate Change is becoming fertile ground for new movies. It all started with the less-than-brilliant The Day After Tomorrow which nevertheless once made our list for Christmas DVDs, much to our readers' disgust, but has since lead to
While most of us have yet to sense the extent of global warming's immediate and more long-term effects on the planet's physical geography, others - mostly in the northern regions of the world - have not been so fortunate. The record amount of sea ice
Bart Grabman, a senior at an Alaskan high school, has converted his 1971 VW Beetle to electric power, in order to save gas money and investigate ways to cut down on emissions. "We have a class called Passages, and in that course everyone's supposed
Things are big in Alaska, including environmental battles, and none are bigger than the one brewing in Bristol Bay. That's the Bristol Bay of salmon fame, home of the largest sockeye salmon fishery in the world. Mining interests want North America's
Alaskan Senator and noted climate "expert" Ted Stevens (he of the "series of tubes" speech) has confidently asserted that — with regards to the effects of global warming — it's all downhill from here. Over the course of a recent news broadcast focusing
A year ago today in TreeHugger, we took note of the winner of a book prize created by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists; here's a hint...it wasn't to anyone telling them to stop looking for oil. Meanwhile, a new voice piped up in the
In the wake of Minneapolis' tragic bridge collapse, policymakers and economists have been scrambling to reassess the state of the nation's oft deteriorating infrastructure. Concerns about their potential vulnerabilities to extreme weather events — such
ABC have a video story about a recent trip to the Arctic Circle, taken by Scott Shulman, cameraman with ABC News. Shulman was filming in Shishmaref, a very small town of 600 residents, which is falling into the sea because of climate change.
About a year ago Treehugger reported on the Norwegian government's plans to build a subterranean vault to hold samples of the world's seeds. When completed next year, it will hold 3 million seeds that are being preserved to continue the world's